By Kara Bettis
CORDOVA — Born and raised in the “birthplace of Rock and Roll,” Donna Gaines returned 25 years later armed with a background in education and a heart for the county that claims one of the highest rates of childhood poverty.
Gaines is a women’s ministry leader and wife to Southern Baptist Convention president and Bellevue Baptist Church pastor Steve Gaines, where they minister together in Cordova, on the outskirts of Memphis.
Although she spends much of her time traveling with her husband, discipling women, and spending time with her 10 — soon to be 11 — grandchildren, Gaines is also the founder and president of a literacy program that targets at-risk children. [Read more…]